Every year we get together with Global SharePoint Experts, Microsoft Speakers and MVP’s to bring you the best possible sessions across a wide variety of tracks, this year is the best yet!
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Agnes Molnar has been Microsoft SharePoint Server MVP since 2008 and works as independent consultant. With a strong focus on Enterprise Search and Information Management, she has been working with SharePoint technologies since 2001, and has architected dozens of SharePoint and FAST implementations for commercial and government organizations throughout the world. A co-author and contributor to several SharePoint books, Agnes is a regular speaker at technical conferences and symposiums around the globe. On her blog (www.aghy.hu), she regularly writes on the topics of enterprise search and content management best practices.
Alex has been working on educational projects for the last 8 years using Microsoft products to increase learner’s knowledge. Following 5 years of working in public state schools he moved back in the corporate world developing SharePoint solutions for Local Education Authorities. As Learning Platform Solutions Architect at Redstone, Alex gets to build the most advanced learning portals for students, staff, parents and the local community.
Alex was awarded SharePoint MVP in 2008 and runs the Learning Gateway User Group. He is also the co-founder of the Learning Gateway Conference run annually in the summer.
Andrew Connell is an author, instructor and co-founder of Critical Path Training (www. CriticalPathTraining.com), a SharePoint education focused company. Andrew is a five-time recipient of Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) & Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. He has contributed to numerous MCMS and SharePoint books over the years. In June 2008 he published the only book on the subject of developing Publishing / Web Content Management (WCM) sites using Office SharePoint Server 2007: Professional SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management Development by WROX. Andrew has spoken on the subject of SharePoint development and WCM at various events and national conferences such as TechEd North America & EMEA, SharePoint Connections, VSLive, Office Developer Conference and Microsoft SharePoint Conference in Sydney, Australia & Seattle, Washington.
Ant is Founder & CEO of Soulsailor Consulting Ltd, Innovation Games® Qualified Instructor, author of ‘The SharePoint Governance Manifesto’, trained facilitator and one of a new breed of SharePoint business technology consultants. Known to ask clients repeatedly “Why?” until they breakdown and admit “they just don’t know”, Ant works extensively on client projects using collaborative play techniques, to help them innovate and align technology to organisational outcomes, whilst changing the way they work through facilitation, visualisation, Gamestorming and storytelling.
Ant spends his time consulting, coaching, delivering workshops and training, writing and speaking on a range of topics including SharePoint, Collaboration, Requirements Facilitation, Governance, Change Management and Adoption.
Aonghus Fraser (@gusfraser) is the SharePoint Lead Consultant for C5 Alliance, a Microsoft Gold Partner in the Channel Islands with over 70 experienced IT consultants where he leads the SharePoint & CRM Team delivering solutions to financial institutions, legal firms and governments based offshore. Gus has been developing solutions with Microsoft technologies for over 15 years (MCSD.NET through to MCPD SharePoint 2010 with a few in between) and has been working with SharePoint since WSS 2.0, also picking up some SharePoint IT Pro certifications along the way. Gus is passionate about the SharePoint Community and runs the Channel Islands SharePoint User Group, also speaking regularly at a variety of events including International SharePoint Conferences and SharePoint Saturdays. In the little spare time he has, he lectures to undergraduate Software Engineering & Computing students and blogs about SharePoint and other Microsoft technologies at http://techblurt.com
Ari Bakker is an experienced SharePoint consultant based in London. His focus is on the design and development of large-scale SharePoint based applications. Over the last 7 years he has worked with development teams to successfully deliver SharePoint projects in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. Ari has spoken SharePoint user groups, SharePoint Saturday UK and international SharePoint conferences.
Asif has been training and consulting on SharePoint technologies since 2002. He is a SharePoint Server MVP and MCT. Asif runs a SharePoint Videos website (http://www.sharepoint-videos.com) which provides SharePoint, SharePoint Designer and InfoPath Video Tutorials. His videos have been published at Microsoft's TechNet, Channel 9 and Office.com site. Asif also provides in-person and online SharePoint training publicly and in private workshops through Critical Path Training (http://www.criticalpathtraining.com).
Asif is the author of the book "SharePoint 2013 - First Look for Power Users". He is also the co-author of the books "Professional SharePoint Designer 2007", "Beginning SharePoint Designer 2010" and "Real World SharePoint 2010" by Wrox publications. Asif was the co-founder of the Chicago SharePoint User Group (http://www.cspug.org)
Ben Curry (CISSP, MCP, CNE, CCNA) is highly respected as an enterprise network architect specializing in knowledge management and collaboration technologies. As a senior instructor for Mindsharp, Ben shares his knowledge in training courses that cover the next generation of Microsoft products. In his capacity as a Mindsharp consultant, Ben draws on his years of experience to develop powerful customized solutions based on the SharePoint platform for our clients. In recognition of his expertise with SharePoint Server Products and Technologies, Microsoft awarded Ben the prestigious title of Most Valuable Professional (MVP). Ben is the author or co-author of two books SharePoint products and technologies. He contributes articles to key Web sites such as TechNet and enjoys speaking at user groups and private engagements. Ben has over fifteen years of experience designing, managing, implementing and securing datacenter IT solutions. He has worked primarily with the federal government including U.S. Army, Veteran’s Administration, and most recently, NASA. Ben lives in Huntsville, Alabama with his wife and two children.
Ben Robb works for a professional services company in their Global SharePoint Centre of Excellence, deploying SharePoint throughout their complex internal environement. He was previously the CTO of a Microsoft Gold Partner specialising in intranet and website design and build, providing expert consultancy to clients such as Barclays, Aviva, Catlin and Deutsche Bank. He has been given the Microsoft “Most Valuable Professional” award for the past five years for his work on SharePoint, and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world.
Bert Jan van der Steeg is owner of Companio BV and founder of SharePointTraining.nl. He entered the world of SharePoint in 2004, at which time he also engaged in a significant amount of Exchange Server projects. Recognizing the potential that SharePoint has to change businesses, he switched his focus primarily on SharePoint, just before Microsoft released Office SharePoint Server 2007.
His work as a SharePoint consultant consists of assisting organizations in designing and planning their implementations, working with the design teams and bridging the gap between the IT-department and the business side of the company.
Recently he has been involved heavily in implementing Enterprise Social Collaboration software for companies throughout Europe for one of the leading ISV’s. He guides the teams through the change management processes that are involved with becoming a social business and helps companies battling the challenges of user adoption.
Bert Jan delivers Combined Knowledge’s courseware in The Netherlands through SharePointTraining.nl
Bill Baer is a Senior Product Marketing Manager and Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint in the SharePoint product group in Redmond, Washington; having previously worked at Hewlett-Packard Bill Baer has a proven background in infrastructure engineering and enterprise deployments of SharePoint Products and Technologies.
While at Hewlett-Packard Bill Baer was awarded the MVP award for his contributions in the Technology Solutions Group, now known as HP Enterprise Business, which encompasses server and storage hardware, technology consulting, and software sales.
Bill English is an industry leader, author, and educator specializing in SharePoint Products and Technologies.
As Chief Executive Officer of EBA Companies (Mindsharp and The Best Practices Conference), Bill draws on his experience in business management to teach and consult about integrating SharePoint functionalities to business processes and information organization needs. Microsoft has acknowledged Bill’s professional contributions to the SharePoint community by awarding him the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for eleven consecutive years. Since 2000, Bill has authored 14 books on Exchange and SharePoint products, including the Administrator’s Companion for SharePoint Server 2010 by Microsoft Press. Bill lives in Minnesota with his wife and two children, where summer is the six best days of the year!
Bradley Thomas Smith is a business owner and entrepreneur living and working in Northern Virginia. He became involved in software development and consulting using Microsoft technologies after serving a tour in the United States Marine Corps. In 2005, Bradley founded Black Blade Associates, Inc. to provide high quality solutions to customers in the public and private sectors. Since that time, Black Blade has established partnerships with several key systems integrators, consultant firms, and vendors in the Washington DC/ Metro area and the Microsoft market segments. Personally, Bradley’s work with MS Office server product teams led him to be provided a seat on the Office Developer Advisory Council in 2004, allowing him to contribute towards upcoming Office Server products and subsequently, the Office 12 Technology Adoption Program. Bradley was awarded the Microsoft “Most Valued Professional” award four years in a row for his continuing contributions in the general community for the next versions of SharePoint Products and Technologies and continuing dedication to work with and grow the defense and commercial markets for Microsoft business software.
Brett Lonsdale is a co-founder of Lightning Tools (A provider of essential SharePoint tools and web parts). Brett has specialised in the Business Data Catalog and Business Connectivity Services since 2007 and has authored “The developers guide to the SharePoint 2007 Business Data Catalog” as well as “SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services”. Along with Rob Foster, Nick Swan and Jeremy Thake, Brett co-hosts the SharePoint Pod Show where you can listen to members of the SharePoint community being interviewed on their area of specialisation. Brett is also one of the organisers for SharePoint Saturday UK over the past three years. In his spare time, Brett enjoys spending time with his daughter Rio, Formula 1, and kickboxing. You can follow Brett on twitter @brettlonsdale or visit his blog on lightningtools.com/blog.
Brian is the CEO and Founder of MicroTechPoint. He has been working with SharePoint since 2007 and has delivered several SharePoint 2010 Core Administrator classes nationwide and internationally. These classes were delivered online, live, and in a hybrid format of both online and live simultaneously. He has also delivered several SharePoint 2010 Advanced Administrator classes, as well as a SharePoint 2010 Power End User classes and site collection administrator class. Prior to SharePoint 2010, he delivered the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 Core Administrator Class and Power End User classes both live and online as well. In addition, he has co-developed and delivered a SharePoint Server 2013 Updating Support Skills for Administrators class. Brian is a frequent speaker at SharePoint Saturdays and SharePoint Conferences in the U.S. and internationally. Brian is authoring the SharePoint 2013 Administrator’s Companion book, has co-authored three other books, and been a contributing author to other technical books.
Brian's breadth of knowledge spans across Microsoft operating systems, Active Directory, SQL Server, and SharePoint. His numerous years of experience and broad background ideally suits him to handle designs that combine Windows, network, SQL Server, and SharePoint Administration topics. Brian’s academic background includes a Bachelor’s of Science as well as a Master’s of Science in Computer Information Systems where he graduated summa cum laude (GPA 4.0) from Regis University of Colorado Springs. Brian lives in Scottsdale, Arizona where he enjoys playing golf year round and traveling around the world.
Brian Cartmel (@BrianCartmel) is a Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint 2010, is a Senior Escalation Engineer for Office 365 at Microsoft and has over 15 years’ experience in the consultancy world with the last 9 or so being SharePoint focused. Having working through all versions of SharePoint (since Tahoe!) and many early implementations of the product, Brian still enjoys using the product to build new solutions and meet challenging business requirements. Clients include Fortune 100 organisations, financial services and retail companies many of which have deployed SharePoint as a key platform for collaboration or as an Internet facing presence. Brian also regularly presents public briefing about the SharePoint platform through various speaking engagements and enjoys introducing new users to the product.
Cathy Dew (MCTS) is a Senior Engineer at Planet Technologies, Graphic Designer and SharePoint MVP based out of Huntsville, Alabama. She focuses primarily on branding and user experience and how it relates to the SharePoint platform. However she also works with SharePoint from a general End User and Business Analyst perspective as well, defining requirements and governance as needed.
She has worked on many SharePoint installations to brand SharePoint and make it look “Not like SharePoint”. Cathy has started and run a number of SharePoint User Groups and is involved with the Women in SharePoint group. She has presented sessions on SharePoint branding at user groups, SharePoint Saturday events, conferences, and training sessions.
Chandima aka “Chan” is an Enterprise Solutions Consultant based in New Zealand. He is a Microsoft Certified SharePoint expert who has been working with SharePoint technologies since 2001. He provides solution architecture consulting for SharePoint deployments covering planning information architecture and governance. He is the co-owner of Knowledge Cue Ltd ( http://www. knowledgecue.com ) a company based in New Zealand specialising in SharePoint. He has presented at International and local conferences on deployment and governance best practices for SharePoint. He has been awarded with Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award since 2007 for his contributions to the worldwide SharePoint community. He also coordinates the New Zealand Community SharePoint User Group events.
Chris (BSc), previously a SharePoint Administrator for 3 years is now a trainer for Combined Knowledge. Chris trains our Power End Users with a long term goal of training administrators and developers. Whilst training and studying SharePoint, Chris also develops our End User Adoption solution, contributing content for the product and finding ways to improve its functionality. He has worked on projects with businesses involving large scale SharePoint implementation and has written a course for the new Nintex Forms 2010 product.
Providing IT support and in house training for his previous company,
he has good knowledge on a variety of Microsoft systems, SAP, Java
products and has qualifications in both desktop and networking.
With experience working in both a call centre and also in a IT systems
and infrastructure support role, Chris has extended knowledge on
supporting SharePoint after it has been deployed. Chris aims to go
back to his roots by teaching SharePoint administration and working
alongside other SharePoint administrators. He also has a keen interest
in development and in the not so distant future would also like to
branch off into the world of SharePoint development.
Chris lives in Leicester, UK and has an enthusiastic and entertaining approach to training.
Chris is the General Manager of Provoke Solutions in Seattle. Provoke are a premium software development provider that specialize in Experience Design and development for Microsoft SharePoint and the Microsoft technology stack.
In Nov 2011 Chris left Microsoft Corporation after 9 years where he most recently held the position of Senior Technical Product Manager for the SharePoint product group in Redmond Washington. There he managed SharePoint’s professional developer audience technical marketing programs. Chris moved to Redmond in 2007 to work in the software engineering team on the SharePoint 2010 release after working for Microsoft New Zealand. In New Zealand he consulted to customers across the Asia Pacific region on designing and implementing Content Management Server and SharePoint deployments.
Chris’ background is in Microsoft software development and enjoys all things technical. He is an avid speaker at numerous conferences around the world such as Tech.Ed, SharePoint Best Practices, SharePoint Connections, NZ & AU SharePoint Conference as well as the world wide SharePoint Conference.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Computer Science & enjoys throwing himself out of perfectly good airplanes.
Chris O’Brien (MCSD.Net, MCTS, MVP) is an independent SharePoint consultant with over 9 years experience working with complex projects on Microsoft technologies. Chris is still very much a hands-on developer, and has led several large-scale web initiatives including e-commerce, WCM, intranet, back-end integration and workflow projects. Past clients include BP, Microsoft, London’s Metropolitan Police Service, the Ministry of Defence (UK), Northern Ireland government and Standard Chartered Bank. With a background in ASP.Net/Content Management Server/Commerce Server, Chris’ current main area of focus is building public websites on MOSS and he continues to learn with every project.
In addition to his day job, Chris runs a highly-regarded blog focused on the development aspects of SharePoint at www. sharepointnutsandbolts.com, and has created several popular community tools such as the SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard. Chris is also a regular speaker at the UK SharePoint user group, and is based in London, England.
Chris Whitehead is a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer (PFE), working on-site with large enterprise customers across the UK and Europe. In his role, he provides proactive support and consulting services for all things SharePoint. He completed his Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) certification for SharePoint 2010 in early 2011, graduates of this program are recognized by Microsoft as the top SharePoint experts in the world.
Chris is the EMEA technical lead for the SharePoint PFE team, and works to drive the technical readiness strategy for other team members, along with the strategy for future customer-deliverable content. He has presented at various conferences in the past, including Microsoft TechEd Europe and the Microsoft SharePoint Conference.
More recently Chris has worked closely with early adopter customers for the SharePoint 2013 release, and has been involved in the organisation and delivery of SharePoint 2013 readiness for over 100 engineers across EMEA.
Based in Bonaire, GA, Christina (MCTS) is an Independent Consultant who focuses on SharePoint development, administration, branding, and training. She is a highly respected SharePoint consultant who is extremely active in the SharePoint community. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Christina has knowledge in graphic design, Web development, and custom development with her work primarily targeted toward educational and financial institutions. As a trainer, Christina brings her real-world experience to the classroom. Christina was the tech editor of "SharePoint 2007 Developer’s Guide to Business Data Catalog" and co-author of the "SharePoint 2010 Field Guide." She enjoys contributing articles to technical websites and often speaks at SharePoint community events and conferences. Christina has a strong passion for technology and photography who enjoys sharing and learning with the community.
Daniel McPherson (@danmc) has been involved in SharePoint since attending the first public announcement of project “Tahoe” at the Microsoft Technical Briefing, January 1999. It has had a profound impact on his career, taking him to the doorstep of hundreds of companies, of all shapes and sizes, in a range of industries and in over 25 different countries. He’s worked on projects that create solutions, evaluate possibilities, deploy to tens of thousands of users and fix problems when the sirens are sounding. After 10 years at Microsoft, spent mostly in Microsoft Consulting Services, he co-founded zevenseas (www.zevenseas.com), a boutique consultancy focused solely on the SharePoint platform, and is having more fun than ever before.
Darvish (“D”) Shadravan is a Senior Technical Specialist employed by Microsoft where he focuses on SharePoint and related technologies. He has been with Microsoft for 16 years in various technical roles working directly with enterprise customers. Darvish is the co-author of the MS Press book Using InfoPath 2010 with SharePoint 2010 Step by Step and he is the lead author on the upcoming Microsoft Press title SharePoint 2013 Inside Out. Darvish is a frequent speaker at SharePoint conferences worldwide. He can be reached via twitter @dshadravan or LinkedIn.
Dave McMahon is a SharePoint MVP and is Software Systems Architect for Ridgian a Microsoft Gold Partner who specialise in BI, SharePoint, Data Integration and Custom Web Applications. Over his 14 years in the industry following a career in the RAF, Dave has worked and gained extensive experience of SQL Server, XML/XSLT and ASP.NET Web Application Development. He has worked at Ridgian for the past 8 years delivering solutions to the public and private sector. In the last 3 years he has specialised in SharePoint 2007 and has delivered successful SharePoint installations to NHS Organisations, Waste Disposal Companies, Legal Firms and Local Councils. His technology interest and specialisations lie with SQL Server, XML/ XSLT and .NET Development.
Dave is very active in the UK Community and is a co-founder and Birmingham Regional Co-ordinator for The Next Generation User Group, one of the largest and most active User Groups in the UK today with 7 regions around the UK, and meetings every month on the whole range of Microsoft Developer Technologies. He has spoken at User Group meetings, at the UK Community DDD events in the UK and Ireland, at SQLBITS and at TechEd Europe.
Dave is Head of Business Intelligence at Ridgian and has spent the last 14 years doing BI on the Microsoft platform for clients in a variety of industries across the UK.
Chief Operating Officer at Sonatype
Debbie Rosen was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Global360 during the Influence50 and internal Microsoft visibility campaigns. She was responsible for the overall strategy and execution of the campaigns to give Global360 an international presence while working with Microsoft to become a trusted and valuable partner. This culminated in the company receiving two Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards at the World Wide Partner Conference in 2011 and being purchase by OpenText soon after.
Ms. Rosen joined Global 360 in 2008, bringing more than 23 years of sales, marketing, and executive management experience in the technology industry. Previously, she served as Executive Vice President of Marketing, Industry Solutions and Business Development for webMethods, Inc. She also served as Vice President of Sales for Intelisys Electronic Commerce, where she played a key role in building the company and its sales force from the ground up. Ms. Rosen spent 10 years at Computer Associates International, where she held a number of positions, most notably as Senior Vice President of Sales.
Edin Kapic is a Key Consultant for SharePoint in pasiona consulting, a Spanish IT consultancy specialized in Microsoft technologies. Edin has more than 7 years of experience with SharePoint and currently he supervises all the SharePoint projects in he company. He also acts as a SharePoint/NET Architect and a specialized trainer.
He is co-founder and president of the Catalan SharePoint User Group (SUG.CAT), he writes and speaks about SharePoint in numerous publications and events.
Edin is BSc in Computer Science and holds the Microsoft certifications in SharePoint, NET and Silverlight. He is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and MCT Regional Lead for Spain.
Eric Shupps is the founder and President of BinaryWave, a SharePoint consultancy and ISV headquartered in Irving, Texas, and Director of BinaryWave Limited, based in Bristol, England. Eric has worked with SharePoint Products and Technologies since 2001 as a consultant, administrator, architect, developer and trainer. He is an advisory committee member of the Dallas/Ft. Worth SharePoint Community group, participating member of the UK SharePoint User Group and Regional Evangelist for the International SharePoint Professionals Association (South Central United States). Eric has authored numerous articles on SharePoint, speaks at user group meeting and conferences around the world.
FABIAN WILLIAMS is a SharePoint Architect at Planet Technologies, Inc. in the Federal Information Worker Practice. His work with the SharePoint product line dates back to the 2003 release. Fabian holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Information System “Magna-Cum-Laude” from Strayer University, Washington D.C. and his Masters in Computer Information Technology studies at the Johns Hopkins University Carey School for Business in Columbia, Maryland. He holds the following Microsoft Certifications MCSE, MCSD and MCDBA.
You may find him on twitter at the @fabianwilliams handle and his blog is http://www.SharePointFabian.com/blog
Gary Lapointe is a SharePoint MVP who has been planning and implementing SharePoint solutions since early 2007. A developer by trade, Gary spends most of his time developing tools that enable IT professionals to be more productive so that they can focus on solving business problems and satisfying their customers’ needs. Gary’s blog at http://stsadm.blogspot.com has become the definitive source for all things related to the automated deployment and management of SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife and daughter. When he’s not architecting SharePoint solutions or writing code, he’s usually playing ice hockey, snow skiing, or off on a hike in the mountains.
Heather Waterman is the Director of Synteractive Studio at the Washington DC based Synteractive, Inc. She is responsible for leading the designers and developers with an emphasis on web design for SharePoint. She has over ten years of web design and development experience, the past four with a primary focus on SharePoint branding. With these skills she has quickly become a leader in the SharePoint branding community. Her 2010 SharePoint Branding projects include Recovery.gov and Treasury.gov among others.
When Heather is not working on client projects, she contributes design and branding time to the community by developing blogs and sites for other community leaders. She resides in Laurens, South Carolina with her husband and two sons.
James Petrosky is a Solution Architect in Microsoft Consulting Services North America and is the Lead Architect for Microsoft’s Americas Services IW Community. Prior to his current role in MCS, James served as a member of the SharePoint Ranger team for 5 years focused on deploying SharePoint 2003 & 2007 in large, often complex, customer environments. Additionally, James had the honor of leading the teams that created the Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint program (MCM SharePoint), SharePoint 2007 and 2010 Ignite programs, and other SharePoint deployment and readiness initiatives. Prior to joining Microsoft he worked for various Microsoft Certified Partners, focusing on early versions of SharePoint and Web programming technologies, MFC, and Visual C++. James is based in Charlotte, NC where he lives with his wife (UK native!) and their 2-year-old son.
Jamie (MCTS, MCT) is a SharePoint Consultant with blue-infinity in Geneva, Switzerland. Working with SharePoint since SPS 2003 he provides analysis, application design, development, and training. Jamie has implemented SharePoint Solutions for many diverse organizations including Compass, Kellogg, Walmart, and several UN agencies.
Due to his complete inability to ski, Jamie instead spends much of his free time assisting on SharePoint forums plus generating blog posts, webcasts and training videos to aid End Users in producing their own SharePoint Solutions.
As a SharePoint Server MVP, Jennifer has spent the last several years consulting others on best practices for implementing business solutions using SharePoint technologies. She is passionate about SharePoint and loves using out-of-the-box features to bring immediate ROI to her clients. She has worked with a range of companies, leading teams responsible for design, implantation and maintenance of SharePoint environments. When she isn't riding the slide at her new company, Rackspace Hosting, Jennifer focuses on strategy, planning, governance and sharing her knowledge with the SharePoint community. After a recent move to the Lone Star State from Ohio, where she was a founding member of the Columbus, Ohio SharePoint Users group, Jennifer is learning how to be a true Texan, cowboy boots and all.
John Holliday is the founder and CEO of SharePoint Architects, a SharePoint consultancy focused on enterprise content management, records management and business process automation. John is the author of “Professional SharePoint 2007 Records Management Development”, and has co-authored many popular SharePoint development books, including “Professional SharePoint 2007 Development”.
With over 25 years of professional IT consulting experience, John has been involved in the full range of commercial software development projects as a covnsulting software architect and developer. He is the creator of the CAML.NET Framework, which enables developers to build SharePoint components more easily, and the CAML. NET Intellisense add-in for Visual Studio 2008 and 2010. John is also the founder of the SharePoint Developer Network (www. SharePointDeveloper.org - twitter: @SPDEVNET), which is committed to helping SharePoint developers find jobs, career opportunities and peer support.
John Timney is a Principal Strategy Consultant based in the UK. Much of his interest and day to day work is around Business Impact and Technical Strategies for Collaborative Solutions based on SharePoint, including Architectural Assurance and Governance, Project Management, Service Assurance and Delivery and Accessibility compliance. He is currently employed by Capgemini and is based in the North of England.
With 20 years in IT, he has a lot of experience to draw upon and has architected some of the largest and most influential SharePoint systems currently deployed. John has in the past co-authored a number of books and is active in the Technet forums daily. He also reviews for some of the world’s leading book companies and recently co-authored the SharePoint Handbook. He is a veteran Microsoft SharePoint MVP, the North east Co-ordinator and a regular speaker for the Sharepoint User Group in the UK.
Kimmo Forss is an Architect with Microsoft Consulting Services. He has been working with SharePoint since the first releases to help customers and partners design and implement SharePoint solutions. He specializes in architecture, coexistence and migration. Kimmo is both a Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 and an instructor in the SharePoint MCM program. In his current role Kimmo focuses on the different flavors of cloud as they relate to SharePoint.
Lori Gowin is a Microsoft SharePoint PFE. Since 1999, she has been supporting and managing Microsoft products and technologies. The last six years have been focused on SharePoint and the Microsoft Office Professional Suite. She has created InfoPath and SharePoint solutions in various industries. Lori lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband and two sons. When not working with SharePoint, she enjoys reading, traveling, and watching sports. She is currently serving as a co-chairperson for the Birmingham SharePoint Users' Group.
“I help companies create strategic plans to gain global visibility for their products and services through the use of social media tools , online community building and relationship development.” – Mark Miller, Senior Storyteller
Mark Miller, Senior Storyteller, is recognized internationally for weaving engaging tales to simplify the explanation of complex, technological solutions. He is a serial community builder, participating in the creation of global online communities such as NothingButSharePoint, EndUserSharePoint and NothingButBranding.
Mark travels internationally from his home in New York City, speaking on the building of community, methods for using social media to engage an online audience, the uses of SharePoint for enterprise level collaboration, and the future of productivity. His most recent excursion with the “Sharing the Point” team found him in Africa, stopping in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Nairobi , Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Mark Rackley is a Solutions Architect for Summit 7 Systems with more than 17 years of experience designing and developing software solutions. Mark’s daily responsibilities include forging the direction of solution architecture and development projects for clients while providing the best solutions for clients' unique problems. As a globally recognized SharePoint geek, Mark is an active blogger, presenter, author (and bacon aficionado) who is eager to lend his real-world knowledge of SharePoint to all who need it. In addition to speaking at various SharePoint conferences, Mark is the organizer of SharePoint Saturday Ozarks and can be found speaking at as many Saturday events as his professional and family life will allow. Mark engages his audiences with humor, real world stories from the trenches, and practical solutions. For more information follow Mark on Twitter at @mrackley or read his blog at www.SharePointHillbilly.com
Mark is an independent consultant who has been
working with SharePoint technologies since the
introduction of SharePoint Portal Server 2003. Working mainly in the collaboration space Mark has
a keen focus on driving effective business knowledge management. From a developer background Mark has recently moved
more into application design and SME type roles. Mark has worked for many leading organisations such as 3i, McLaren F1, Kellogg,
Unilever, Savills Plc, Macmillan Cancer Support and many more. Mark is also the North West regional Co-ordinator for the SharePoint User Group (http://suguk.org), arranging and speaking a meetings in the Manchester area.
Profile coming soon...
Matt Bremer is currently a SharePoint Technology Specialist with Microsoft in St. Louis. Matt is a recovering SharePoint consultant and .NET developer. When Matt is not out evangelizing about SharePoint he can often be found in his office which smells of rich mahogany and contains many leather bound SharePoint books.
You can follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/mattbremer. Stay classy!
Matt Groves is the Head of Information Worker Solutions at Trinity (www.tesl.com, a leading Microsoft Gold Partner in the UK) and is responsible for all solutions Trinity deliver on Microsoft’s IW stack, and specialises in helping clients maximise benefit from effective use of technology to solve business challenges. The solution space covered by Matt’s practice is broad, and SharePoint is a key pillar of the service offering.
Matt is passionate about “Web2.0” and using social media in the enterprise. The Microsoft stack is of primary interest and Matt is focussed on the IW platforms, also interested in cloud based solutions and mobility. Matt’s experience is a unique blend of infrastructure and applications, but he has always had a focus on web enabled technology dating right back to his time at Freeserve in the late 90’s, and has been involved in SharePoint solutions since 2001 (both STS and SPPS). . Matt remains keen on evaluating the latest technologies.
In his personal life Matt enjoys spending time with his family (he has 2 young children) and has a wide range of hobbies that he no longer has much time for, primarily Fishing (Matt loves spending nights by the lake chasing big Carp!), but also Golf and Photography. Matt blogs about SharePoint, technology and his other interests and passions on his blog: www.mattgrovesblog.com
Matthew McDermott, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MVP, is a Principal Consultant for AbleBlue in Austin, Texas. AbleBlue specializes in SharePoint Integration, Strategy and Implementation Consulting. Matthew is an author and specialist in SharePoint technologies focused on web content management, collaboration, search and social computing, Matthew has led SharePoint implementations for Fortune 500 companies since 2002.
Matthew’s free time is spent as a canine handler for K9 Search • Austin, a volunteer K9 search team serving the FBI and Austin & San Antonio Police Departments. An accomplished cook and bartender, in his spare time Matt spends as much time with his wife as his dogs will allow.
Maurice is a founder, director, and the President at Aptillon, Inc. Maurice is a Microsoft Certified Master in both SharePoint 2010 and 2007 and has also been awarded Microsoft's MVP status for 5 years running. He has worked with the SharePoint platform for over 10 years. Maurice is a regular speaker at major national and international conferences and has written many training courses, including the PowerPivot and PerformancePoint segments of the SharePoint MCM program. As a systems architect, developer and trainer, Maurice has helped companies of all sizes reach their objectives while ensuring their platforms are stable, secure and manageable. Maurice blogs regularly on the Aptillon blog.
Mike Fitzmaurice is the Vice President of Product Technology for Nintex, a global company committed to delivering out-of-box productivity solutions built for and with SharePoint Technology, and is responsible for product direction, evangelism, technical marketing, and technical business strategy. Until May 2008, he had spent more than 10 years at Microsoft, the majority of that time working on Windows® SharePoint® Services and Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server in roles including developer evangelism, competitive strategy, enterprise consulting, user education, product marketing, and technical event planning. Before joining Microsoft, Fitzmaurice served as Director of Research and Development at Advanced Paradigms Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based Microsoft Solution Provider Partner, as well as a five-year tenure as IT Director of the National Association of Broadcasters.
Mirjam van Olst works as a SharePoint Architect for Avanade in the Netherlands. Mirjam has been helping companies in different industries and of different sizes to implement successful SharePoint portal, ECM and search solutions since 2004. Mirjam is one of 50 Microsoft Certified Masters for SharePoint 2007 and one of 15 Microsoft Certified Masters for SharePoint 2010.
Being a strong community advocate Mirjam is a co-organizer of the Dutch Information Worker User Group (DIWUG). Apart from being a regular author and editor for the popular DIWUG eMagazine, she is also an author for the Dutch .Net Magazine and the Dutch TechNet magazine. Mirjam is a regular speaker at both national and international conferences and eve nts and can be found blogging at http://sharepointchick.com. Mirjam has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in 2010 and 2011.
Neil Hodgkinson (PhD, MCM : SharePoint Server 2007 & 2010) is a Senior Engineering Service Engineer with Microsoft Office Division engaged as a Senior Escalation resource for Office 365. Starting his IT career as a SQL and ASP developer Neil transitioned to SharePoint Technologies back in 2000 when nobody really knew what an incredible platform it was to become. Primarily his role is keeping the Microsoft SharePoint Online platform in good shape and adhering to the best practice guidance for very large scale deployments. Neil is an instructor and content owner for SharePoint Enterprise Search and FAST for SharePoint Search on the Microsoft Certified Master Program. He has spoken at many internal, external and partner conferences for Microsoft and is a founder contributor to the Microsoft Field Engineering blog at http://sharepoint.microsoft. com/blogs/fromthefield.
Neil hails from Manchester and outside of work is a fan of classic rock music and UK metal bands but most of all enjoys spending time at home with his wife watching their three young children having fun and living life.
Paul is a SharePoint consultant working with Trinity Expert Systems Group and based out of their London office. He has been working with SharePoint since the 2003 version and has a wide experience of SharePoint in many industry verticals from financial institutions to public sector organisations. With a long background in supporting Windows technologies, Paul originally entered the SharePoint world as a developer. He currently swaps between the IT Pro and Developer worlds as required although his main focus seems to be taking a lean towards the Architecture role in recent projects.
Paul is one of the co-organisers of the SharePoint User Group London region and can often be found at user group events around the UK, as well as on twitter using the handle @Cimares.
Paul Schaeflein (MVP, MCTS) is an application developer with experience in all versions of the SharePoint platform. Paul has managed and worked on development teams building applications on SharePoint. As an instructor, Paul brings this realworld experience to the classroom.
Paul is an active writer, providing contributions to books, online periodicals, numerous CodePlex projects and his weblog. Paul has presented at many user groups and code camps, as well as the SharePoint Best Practices conference. Currently, Paul is on the advisory committee for Microsoft’s patterns & practices group, working on SharePoint Guidance.
Paul has more than two decades experience in architecting, designing and developing software solutions. This experience covers a vast range of technologies, languages and industries. Having developed many line-of-business applications, Paul has a firm grasp on the challenges that corporate developers face when integrating them into a corporate portal.
Paul lives outside of Chicago, IL with his wife and three children. Paul spends his summers over the charcoal grill and his winters at Blackhawks games.
Paul has over 15 years’ experience in the consultancy world with the last 10 being SharePoint focused. He was involved in the Tahoe JDP, working through all versions of SharePoint and has worked on the early implementations of the new technologies including installing the first production Exchange 2000 (1999) and MOSS 2007 (Aug 2006) servers in Europe. Paul is also the Worldwide Services Competency leader for SharePoint in HP Software and this role includes knowledge transfer to consultants in HP and customers as well as working with a major customer on their 2010 migration and governance plans. He is currently the working on the SharePoint 2010 TAP for developing HP Trim software as well as the internal implementation of SharePoint and Records management for 300,000 users.
His main expertise is as a Solution Architect in Information Management (IM) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and compliance solutions based on the Microsoft SharePoint Technologies. He also specialises in the Web Content Management area with external facing portals such as http://www.business.govt.nz/default.aspx and partner based portals for well-known companies. His latest project is with a European Car manufacturer, who are transferring their Notes applications into SharePoint. The SharePoint delivery will be cloud based and Paul is the lead architect for this work. Other recent projects have included the role of solution architect for to Dutch, Canadian, Irish, Finnish and UK Government departments for their eCollaboration requirements including compliance regulations.
When not travelling the world (testing economy class seats) Pauls main distractions are sailing and power boating as well as watching Rugby Union after retiring from the game from the last set of injuries (4 broken ribs)
Penelope Coventry is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and an independent consultant based in the U.K., with more than 25 years of industry experience. She focuses on the design, implementation, and development of SharePoint Technology–based solutions. She has worked with SharePoint since 2001 and, in recent years, has lead a team for the ATLAS Consortium on the Defence Information Infrastructure project, provided consultancy services to U.K. Microsoft Gold partners, and trained consultants, administrators, and end-users on Microsoft and Hewlett Packard projects. She has produced SharePoint related courseware for Mindsharp since 2002 and teamed up with Steve Smith of Combined Knowledge to produce several SharePoint related whitepapers. Penny has co-authored a number of books, including Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Administrator’s Companion, Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Resource Kit, the two editions of Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Step by Step and the Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007 Step by Step book. Penny has spoken at a number of conferences, at the UK’s SharePoint User Group meetings and is frequently seen at TechEd and IT Forum, either as a Technical Learning guide or at the Ask-the-Experts stands.
Randy Perkins-Smart BSc(Hons) MBCS CITP
Randy Perkins-Smart has been working with SharePoint and other CMS/DMS solutions since 2001. He provides SharePoint Consultancy through his own company Perkins-Smart Consulting Ltd.
He is a BCS Chartered IT Professional, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist and Microsoft Certified IT Professional. He founded the Channel Islands SharePoint User Group and supports the activities of the East Anglia branch of the SharePoint User Group. He is also on the Committee of the BCS Internet Specialist Group.
He has delivered SharePoint solutions to various industries including charity, entertainment, not-for-profit, legal and financial.
In his spare time, when he is not providing pro bono services to charities and small businesses, he enjoys watching basketball and playing with Lego with his sons.
Rob Foster is an enterprise architect and MOSS MVP in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a BBA in Computer Information Systems and holds several certifications, including MCSD, MCSE, MCDBA, and MCT. In 2000 with the PDC bits in hand, Rob founded the Nashville .NET Users Group (www.nashdotnet.org), which is a charter member of INETA. Rob is a user group leader for the Nashville SharePoint Users Group (www.nashsug.org) and is the regional ISPA evangelist for the US Heartland District. He has been writing and designing .NET applications since version 1.0, as well as implementing SharePoint solutions since SharePoint 2001. In his spare time, Rob enjoys writing books and articles related to .NET and SharePoint. His latest books are “ASP.NET 3.5 AJAX Unleashed” and “SharePoint 2007 Development Unleashed”, which is a best-selling SharePoint development book. Rob lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA with his wife Leigh and two sons, Andrew and Will.
Rob Pratt has over 10 years of training/consultancy experience helping companies to make the most of their IT systems. His training experience has included delivery of technical sessions in products such as Windows Server, Active Directory and Exchange, Web and Database design, VB, VBA, Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Illustrator and the full Office suite from Office 97 to Office 2007.
After delivering training on many different applications Rob has now settled down to specialise in SharePoint. Rob currently spends much of his time teaching Nintex Workflow 2007 and Nintex Workflow 2010, online and in the classroom, he also writes most of the course materials used to deliver the Nintex training courses.
Rob has a relaxed training style inviting questions and group participation
Rolly Perreaux is a Senior EPM Consultant/ Instructor for PMO Logistics Inc., a company that specialises in Enterprise Project Management consulting services and training.
Rolly has over 25 years business experience in Network Information Systems, Project Management, and Finance & Administration at the Executive and Managerial level. He has a Business Administration diploma and designations from the PMI, Microsoft, Compaq, IBM, CheckPoint and CompTIA and has been awarded Microsoft MVP for Project.
Rolly has published 3 training courses on Microsoft Project / Project Server with MVP-Press that can purchased online at: http://www.mvp-press.com. You can also read Rolly’s blog at http://blogs.mvp-press.com/RollyPerreaux
Sam Hassani is a Principal Consultant at BrightStarr in the UK, with the primary goal of working with customers to plan, design and implement solutions built on Microsoft SharePoint. Prior to this Sam worked as a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer (PFE) for 6 years, providing SharePoint on-site proactive support and consulting services with EMEA-based customers. During 2012 Sam was seconded as a Beta Support Engineer working with SharePoint 2013 early adopter customers providing issue support and deployment guidance. Sam was also been heavily involved in providing and delivering SharePoint 2013 readiness for the PFE EMEA team.
Sam obtained the SharePoint 2010 Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) certification in May 2011, the highest level of SharePoint technical training and knowledge validation.
In addition to his day-to-day work, Hassani has presented varying SharePoint sessions at a variety of technical conferences, such as Microsoft TechEd Europe and the Microsoft SharePoint Conferences in 2011 and 2012.
Sandra Mahan has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of Human Resources including staffing, analytics, employee relations, and benefits but her passion lies in the technology-side of the industry. She is the Agile SharePoint Product Owner for HR within her company and is looked to as a resource by many departments to provide quick, user-friendly applications. Sandra collaborates regularly with the IT department on projects using SharePoint 2010 and InfoPath 2010. This year, she spoke at SharePoint Saturdays in Branson, MO and Redmond, WA.
Sharon Richardson is an independent advisor with over 20 years experience observing what happens when people, information and technology collide. She founded Joining Dots Ltd in 2006 to help organisations develop and implement strategies to improve information systems and collaborative processes being disrupted by digital trends, visualising scenarios to facilitate decisions. Her time is often spent bridging business and IT roles, balancing technology capabilities with social and economic factors that determine the effectiveness of IT. Sharon previously worked at Microsoft as a lead specialist in SharePoint solutions and, before that, spent much of the 90s creating and supporting knowledge systems and networks. Always interested the practical benefits of new technology, Sharon has a passion for keeping 'it' simple and focused on outcomes.
SharePoint tips: http://sharepointsharon.com
Spencer Harbar is an enterprise architect who helps organizations implement and drive value from solutions based upon Microsoft SharePoint. With over sixteen years of commercial experience in the architecture, design, development, deployment and operational service management of Web based applications and hosting platforms, his broad base of fundamental skills routinely enables Europe’s largest organizations to succeed with SharePoint. Spencer delivers enterprise content management and portal systems architecture, design, development and deployment solutions, application security best practices, threat modeling and the implementation of highly available Windows Server based hosting platforms. He is also pretty handy with single-pixel GIFs. Product expertise includes SharePoint, MCMS, IIS, SQL Server, Commerce Server and BizTalk Server, Windows Security, Active Directory, Identity Integration Server and High Availability.
Spencer is one of 46 people worldwide currently to hold the Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint 2007 certification, and is a Microsoft Certified Master Instructor for the Enterprise Content Management, Web Content Management, Excel Services and Security elements of the SharePoint MCM.
Selected clients include Barclays Bank, ScottishPower, Microsoft, The Royal Bank of Scotland, BP, Unilever, HBOS, Scottish Enterprise, British Airways, The BBC, Centrica, NHS, Clifford Chance, SCVO, The Automobile Association, Ballie Gifford, Shell, British Sky Broadcasting and BASF.
Spencer is also a strong community advocate, as Vice President of the International SharePoint Professionals Association, supporting and speaking at the UK SharePoint User Group and helping others through his blog, forums and public events such as the SharePoint Conference. He has been awarded the prestigious Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for the last ten years.
He also continues to maintain www.mcmsfaq.com, a Content Management Server resources portal. In 2006, Spencer co-authored Enhancing Microsoft Content Management Server with ASP.NET 2.0, and he frequently assists other community contributors with their writing projects.
Spencer represents Microsoft at events worldwide and was a speaker most recently at Microsoft Tech Ed Developers EMEA, 2007, SharePoint Best Practices Conference 2009, and the SharePoint Conference 2009. Spencer is also an instructor for Combined Knowledge, EMEA’s premier SharePoint training provider.
In his spare time (not much of it) he listens to the Jazz giants of yesteryear and some young blood, and spends time with family and friends in the beautiful capital city of Edinburgh, Scotland and his home town of Manchester, England
Steve Smith ( MVP-SharePoint Server ) is the owner of Combined Knowledge in the UK and Combined Knowledge Asia Pacific providing Microsoft SharePoint Technical Training courses and Consultancy.
Steve is well travelled spending most of last 20 years travelling in the US and South Asia for the companies he owned and worked with including achieving his first qualification with Microsoft technologies on NT 4 and IIS 3 in New Delhi India in 1998 whilst based there for 3 years. Although tinkering with computers since early Teenage years Steve has specialized with Microsoft’s systems since 1996 and been involved in many Microsoft Beta programs including Windows 2000, Exchange 2000 and SharePoint. The last 8 years however has seen a majority of his time with SharePoint and running the Mindsharp and Combined Knowledge SharePoint courses in the UK, Europe and Asia Pacific, also helping many UK based companies with their SharePoint Implementations including the US Air Force, The Ministry of Defence and Several Blue chip companies. Steve is a Co Organiser of the UK SharePoint User Group www.suguk.org and Co Author of the SharePoint 2007 Administrators Companion from MS Press Steve lives in South Leicestershire, England with his wife and 3 children and can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
An MBA and Microsoft MVP for SharePoint Server. Symon works with the some of the world’s leading organisations to develop and implement successful business strategies using Microsoft productivity and cloud technologies. A specialist in knowledge management, collaboration, social computing, and enterprise content management.
Symon is the Head of Business Consulting for Foundation SP, a leading UK SharePoint consultancy and Microsoft’s Portals and Collaboration Partner of the year 2012. He works closely with Microsoft as a Virtual-Technology Solutions Professional providing pre-sales consultancy to Microsoft clients.
An international speaker at Microsoft and SharePoint events, a co-author of the SharePoint 2010 Handbook, author of the Art of SharePoint Success, and a regular columnist for CMSWire. Symon is a co-leader of the London branch of the SharePoint User Group UK.
Symon is a research associate on the Doctorate of Business Administration programme at Henley Business School, his research focuses on delivering business value from knowledge related technology investments.
Ted Pattison is an author, instructor and co-founder of Critical Path Training (www.CriticalPathTraining.com), a company dedicated to education on SharePoint technologies. For the last five years Ted has worked with Microsoft’s Developer Platform Evangelism group researching and authoring SharePoint training material for early adopters. Ted started working with SharePoint 2010 in August of 2008 and since that time has led a series of 5-day training classes in which he has already taught hundreds of professional developers how to get started building custom business solutions using the SharePoint 2010 platform.
You can follow Ted on Twitter at @TedPattison.
As a SharePoint consultant, Thomas focuses on architecture, design, planning, governance, deployment, administration, manageability and availability. He also has a close affinity with SQL Server. Thomas works for Xylos where he supports his customers to get the most out of the SharePoint platform.
Todd Bleeker - (Ph.D. and MVP) - is an industry leader in Microsoft-centric software development, specialising in SharePoint products and technologies. Todd is an innovative, resourceful, and competitive technologist with an intense desire to excel. Todd has authored or co-authored several books on Microsoft’s integrated suite of products, including Developer’s Guide to Windows SharePoint Services v3 Platform and Step by Step series Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 by Microsoft Press. Todd has been awarded the title of Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by Microsoft for his contributions to the SharePoint Server Platform and community. He has and he is a regular contributor to Web sites such as Microsoft TechNet.
Virgil Carroll has owned and operated High Monkey Consulting over the past 10 year and is instrumental in HMC’s three practice areas: Collaboration, User Experience / Interface Design, and Education. He has 8+ years working with Microsoft technologies and is both an MCTS-SharePoint and MCT. Knowing that usability plays a role in all software applications, he is currently pursuing his 2nd Master’s Degree in Human Computer Interactions. Virgil has implemented SharePoint projects of all shapes and sizes, and has built a reputation around truly aligning collaboration with business needs. He is a great storyteller and will keep you entertained with his sense of humor and great Dilbert cartoons.
Waldek is Microsoft SharePoint Server MVP and works as SharePoint consultant at Mavention Waldek shares his enthusiasm about the SharePoint platform through his blog, articles published in online and off-line magazines and on MSDN SharePoint Forums. Waldek participates frequently as an Ask-the-expert in community events such as SharePoint Connections, Microsoft TechEd and DevDays. Recently Waldek became a Virtual Technology Solutions Professional for Microsoft Netherlands. In this role he answering customer questions around SharePoint Web Content Management (WCM).http://blog.mastykarz.nl, http://twitter.com/waldekm
Wayne Ewington is a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) and a Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) on SharePoint 2010. His SharePoint experience goes back to “Tahoe” and NCompass Resolution days (which is probably a little bit sad). As a Principal Consultant for Microsoft Consulting Services in New Zealand, Wayne works with corporates and partners helping them with their successful SharePoint deployments.
Wes is a Solution Architect at Content and Code, a Microsoft Gold Partner based in London. He has been designing WCM and ECM solutions based on SharePoint and supporting technologies for the last five years. Specialising in social intranet and collaboration solutions Wes has worked with both Tesco and Yorkshire Water to implement a person centric social intranet with advanced social features. In his spare time Wes can be found working on the Community Kit for SharePoint: Development Tools Edition, a Visual Studio extension providing extended development tools for SharePoint. You can follow Wes on Twitter @weshackett and read his blog at http://weshackett.com. http://weshackett.com, http://twitter.com/weshackett
Wictor Wilén is a Microsoft Certified Master in SharePoint and works as SharePoint Solution Architect at Connecta AB. He has worked in the portal and web content management industry for more than 13 years for consulting companies, founded and sold his own software company and saw the dawn of SharePoint back in 2001. Wictor is an active SharePoint community participant, writer, tutor, frequent speaker at local and international conferences, and author of SharePoint 2010 Web Parts in Action. In 2010 Wictor was awarded the SharePoint Server MVP title by Microsoft for his community contributions. He can be found online at http://www.wictorwilen.se/. Wictor is based in Stockholm, Sweden.